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59 further coronavirus cases and two more deaths recorded in Causeway Coast and Glens

The number of coronavirus cases in Causeway Coast and Glens increased by 59 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and two more deaths were recorded.

File photo dated 21/12/2021 of a nurse puts on PPE in a ward for Covid patients at King's College Hospital, in south east London. The Government has been told to "get a grip" of personal protective equipment (PPE) stocks and contracts, as it was disclosed more than half of suppliers who provided items through the VIP fast-track lane provided stock that was not suitable for use on the front line. Issue date: Wednesday March 30, 2022.
File photo dated 21/12/2021 of a nurse puts on PPE in a ward for Covid patients at King's College Hospital, in south east London. The Government has been told to "get a grip" of personal protective equipment (PPE) stocks and contracts, as it was disclosed more than half of suppliers who provided items through the VIP fast-track lane provided stock that was not suitable for use on the front line. Issue date: Wednesday March 30, 2022.

The number of coronavirus cases in Causeway Coast and Glens increased by 59 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and two more deaths were recorded.

A total of 46,913 cases had been confirmed in Causeway Coast and Glens when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on April 21 (Thursday), up from 46,854 on Wednesday.

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In England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, if one person tests positive for the virus more than 90 days after the first infection, two infection episodes will be recorded, according to the UK Health Security Agency.

There were also two more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Causeway Coast and Glens.

The dashboard shows 276 people had died in the area by April 21 (Thursday) – up from 274 on Wednesday.

It means there have been three deaths in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.

They were among 3,402 deaths recorded across Northern Ireland.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Causeway Coast and Glens.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.